Facebook: Prineville data center created 1,500 Oregon jobs

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

The social networking site operates two 330,000-square-foot data centers in Central Oregon, with space for a third.

Data centers have become a huge industry in Oregon, where many of the world's biggest tech companies take advantage of the state's enterprise zone property tax breaks to save millions – or tens of millions – of dollars every year. In Facebook's case, the company saved $4.4 million in 2012.

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0 #1 RE: Facebook: Prineville data center created 1,500 Oregon jobsGuest 2014-05-22 18:18:23
The majority were short term construction jobs. Now we have sold our seed-corn by committing our relatively cheap hydro-power that otherwise could have been used more productively.
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